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Wynns Coonawarra Estate John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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First made in 1982, the John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon was conceived as a flagship wine for Wynns. John Riddoch himself was a true visionary. Amongst his many achievements are the building of the Wynns Gabled winery and the establishment of Coonawarra Fruit Colony
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FOOD PAIRING

BBQ Beef Lamb

Winemaker Comments: Sue Hodder & Sarah Pidgeon

Variety Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage Conditions 2016 A very warm and dry spring led to early flowering, veraison and harvest. The warm November temperatures were ideal for good berry set, necessitating extensive green harvest (thinning) for quality. The grape ripening months of February and March were influenced by a cold water “upwelling” off the coast, but overall, it was a warmer- than-average Coonawarra vintage. We describe our 2016 wines as being at the “fuller” end of our long-term Wynns Coonawarra flavour and style spectrum.

Colour Intense red/black with great depth and brightness.


Nose Pure, focused and refined. Beautifully balanced acidity and freshness ensure that this wine will live gracefully for 30 years


Palate Plush and juicy ripe cassis flavours combine with a mocha like creaminess from French oak. Beautifully textured. A fine tannin line frames powerful fruit, providing all the hallmarks of a great John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon for the cellar.

Peak Duration Enjoy on release, or cellar carefully for 10+ years. As a reference the inaugural release, the 1982, is still drinking beautifully.
Maturation 16 months in new (31%) and seasoned French oak hogheads (65%) and barriques (35%).

John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon is made in small quantities from the best available fruit grown on the estate's extensive Cabernet Sauvignon plantings in the heart of the terra rossa soil. It has become a definitive Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, made only in years when grapes of extraordinarily high quality are available, using less than one percent of the top-quality Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

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About the producer

Wynns

TERRA ROSSA

An iconic winery in Coonawarra, Wynns has a legacy of outstanding wines, bringing the best out of the unique Terra Rossa soil with a spirit of excellence to deliver constantly exceptional wines.

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